Governor Uduaghan of Delta State has come under the fire for an allege embezzling of N228 billion belonging to DESOPADEC, a group known as the Delta State Youth for Good Governance and Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum in conjunction with three communities in Delta, has accused the outgoing executive of Delta State Government of embezzling over N228billion meant for the Delta State Oil Producing Areas Commission (DESOPADEC) as he has concluded plans to scrap the commission before leaving office on May 29, 2015.
According to the statement by the group led its National President, Comrade Prince Kpokpogri, also accused the governor of borrowing N40bn bond which was allegedly approved by the Speaker of Delta State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Peter Onwusanya on behalf of members, revealing that the governor had connived with the Chairman of the state Board of Internal Revenue, Thomas Onowakpo Joel, to borrow N2bn to pay workers’ salaries in the state.
On the Asaba/Warri flyovers which were said to have cost the state government N7.6 billion was a scam, stressing that “valuers say the two flyovers are not as expensive as such, considering the length and others taken into consideration.
“it is regrettable that the Asaba Airport which has cost the state government over N30 billion has been downgraded”, maintaining that the bill to scrap DESOPADEC would not succeed because it was meant to cover the dirty deals perpetuated by the outgoing government,” it said.
Meanwhile speaking further, members of the group who spoke lambasts Uduaghan and his cronies with the Speaker of the House for allocating lands given to the state government for development to their wives, girlfriends and their cohorts.
Meanwhile the protesters were assured by the Speaker assured the protesters that the house would look into their complaints, noting that on the land, the group had pre-emptied the judgment of the court but called on them to wait as the committee in charge of the matter would be through with its report soon.